Mission Statement

Ball State University Libraries supports the university’s mission and enduring values by creating transformative experiences for diverse communities of learners through excellent resources, expert research assistance, dedicated study and learning spaces, and innovative services and technologies for knowledge discovery and dissemination, lifetime learning, and community engagement.


Vision Statement

Ball State University Libraries is an effective leader and essential partner in the success of our students, the advancement of our faculty, and the progress of our community.  We innovate to connect people, cultures, and knowledge as a center for lifetime learning and a catalyst for new ideas.


Diversity Statement

The University Libraries strives to model Inclusive Excellence, enriching a campus culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity at Ball State University through:

  • Service excellence equitably delivered to all users regardless of color, race, ethnicity, ancestral background, national origin, religion, creed, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, dis/ability, socio-economic status, age, and other social dimensions of a community
  • Promotion of intellectual freedom, open enquiry, freedom of expression, and the right of every individual to pursue knowledge and examine ideas without constraint or scrutiny
  • Equitable access to inclusive scholarly collections that represent all viewpoints and seek to celebrate and amplify under-represented voices and perspectives
  • Physical and social accessibility of facilities, furnishings, and technologies to accommodate the learning, study, and social needs of all library users

Everyone is welcome at the University Libraries, and we seek to remove barriers, address inequities, and build a stronger Ball State community as a repository for knowledge, a center for intellectual life, a forum for ideas, and a space for social and community engagement.  

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